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ZOOM DESCENDANT CAUSES A STIR Optimise your Sony full-frame mirrorless with Tamron’s second-generation standard zoom

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ADDING A LENS to your camera kit can transform your image- making options. If you’re in the market for a new optic, Tamron’s 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III VXD G2 is well worth a look, combining

versatility with impressive optical quality and a fast maximum aperture. It’s an updated version of Tamron’s previous 28-75mm zoom and, as such, offers new features and much improved performance, without increasing bulk or compromising handling. Let’s focus on specifications. A fast maximum aperture is ideal for when you want to use a shallow depth-of-field, where the subject stands out against a blurred background, or shooting in a range of lighting scenarios. Tamron has pioneered development of compact, fast-aperture standard zooms for mirrorless cameras – and this lens is truly a next-generation optic for everyday use. Featuring a popular zoom range, it’s a great choice

engineered for Sony E-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras. Autofocus is fast and precise, thanks to Tamron’s VXD (Voice- coil eXtreme-torque Drive), a linear motor that delivers focusing speeds twice as fast as the previous model. With an MOD (minimum object distance) of 18cm at the wide-angle end of the focal range, and maximum magnification ratio of 1:2.7, the lens boasts advanced close-up shooting performance. The high-speed, high-precision AF is exceptionally responsive, so you’re never likely to miss an image. Alongside the optical skill and

SPECS ›  Model A063

RAISING THE STANDARD Perfect focal length range, constant f/2.8 aperture and a high-flying optical performer, this Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III VXD G2 has it all

to abrasions and fingerprints. Use this for a few years and it will still look box-fresh! The 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III VXD G2 is compatible with Tamron Lens Utility software, allowing you

If you would like your own Tamron 28-75mm, go to page 43 and check out our massive giveaway. It’s all part of our 100th edition celebrations – and there's so much you can win.

›  Focal length 28-75mm ›  Maximum aperture f/2.8 ›  Optical construction 17 elements in 15 groups › Diaphragm blades Nine ›  Filter size 67mm ›  Maximum diameter 75.8mm ›  Length* 117.6mm ›  Weight 540g * Length is the distance from the front tip of the lens to the lens mount face

for a variety of situations. It incorporates new optical construction to enhance imaging performance and is specifically to connect it to a computer via Connector Port and the optional Tamron Connection Cable. Once attached, customise the functions and update the firmware. This gives unrivalled flexibility, whatever the situation – for both stills and video. DON’T MISS THE CHANCE TO WIN! SEE PAGE 43. enhanced AF, the lens also features a fresh design, which boosts handling. The position of the zoom and focusing rings have been altered, while the girth of the lens barrel is slimmed for an easier grip. The exterior is coated in a glossy black paint, offering increased resistance

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